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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

OKR Name: KH0369
Original Author: Gary Urton
Museum: Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino
Museum Number: 916
Provenance: Unknown
Region: Playa Miller #6, Arica, Chile
Total Number of Cords: 126
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 16
Benford Match: 0.689
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Khipu Notes


1. This and several khipu at the MCAP bear the designation CMBE. This is an abbreviation of the name of Oscar Esponey's private collection: Coleccion Manuel Blanco Encalada (named for a 19th century Argentine war hero). The CMBE pieces were donated by Esponey to the Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, but were sent by the MNHN to the MCAP on 25-year loan. This material came from Playa Miller #6.
2. M1 and M2 are composed of a single KB string tied in two places around the primary cord.